weihenweizen (3741) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Aroma is turmeric, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is turmeric, lime, coconut, and cayenne. Indian food as a beer and quite flavorful. shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4/22/2015 (draught at Marty’s Hops & Vines in Cincinnati, Ohio): What’s this? A CURRY beer?! Hell yeah! This beer is absolutely fantastic. Aroma is mostly curry with a bit of coconut as well. The flavor is very dynamic and changes from drink to drink and as the temperature of the beer goes up. Lots of curry at first and it stays throughout, but the coconut and lime definitely show more on subsequent tastes and when warmer. The cayenne adds a bit of heat that builds, but doesn’t go over the top. Everything about this beer is right on point! I LOVE IT! I have a bottle of it that I’m looking forward to trying as well. Amazing beer! reggiedunlop (3717) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Pours black and bubbly with a large mocha head...great lacing, retention, amd lively appearance. Aroma has definite exotic aromas...most notable are cumin, lime and coconut...the curry is faint. Flavor follows suit...the coconut really helps bring the rest of the flavors together nicely!...still some roastiness...cumin and curry really kick in towards the end. Mouthfeel is medium/heavy and creamy with a roasty/spicy finish that leaves a warm tingle on the tongue and in the throat. I dig this! Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2014
On draft at Ballast Point in Little Italy.
The beer is black with a thin beige cap. The aroma brings chocolate, hot pepper, spice. Some dark chocolate with oranges and citrusy spice. Heat gains strength and intensity as I make my way through the beer. Cayenne pepper and spicy heat lingers amid dark chocolate. Not too heavy. This beer achieves its intended purpose, and for that, I will give credit. However, I don’t see myself returning to this one, as I don’t find pleasure in the combination of beer and spicy heat. drjay44 (3678) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2015
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 35) body......nose is curry, hints of chocolate, light toffee/caramel, cumin, heavy floral notes, balance to the spices.....taste is slightly cocoanut sweet, curry, heavy cayenne heat, hints of roasted malts with chocolate, coffee notes, mild herbal hops, balance to the spices.....mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, mild alcohol, low carbonation. This is very different beer. It is spice dominated, to the extent that the underlying malts and hops are almost absent. It is too over the top. My own preference with additives is that they be subtle not utterly overwhelming. The score reflects the quality of the brewer, not my enjoyment of the confection. BJCP 7/3/10/4/5
Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2012
650 ml bottle
jrob21 (3661) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
An excellent West Coast hop bomb this is just the sort of release to keep one inspired to keep searching out new beers. It is always nice to take a break from chasing whales to sample some more accessible regional releases - especially when it comes from Santa. I think I may have to acquire a couple more Ballast Point offerings once the cellar thins out.
Aroma / Appearance - Inky fluid and black this is what a stout should look like. A dirty beige head is on the mark; looking like a piece of pie crust it provides a good contrast. Black licorice, malt, and woody hops effortlessly mix into a pleasing aroma.
Flavor / Palate - Black coffee, wood polish, and carbonation sparkle in sip after sip. A moist bitter aftertaste rubs on the back of the throat. Not too abrasive, it invites more reflection until the spiciness takes over. A rather strange creature it is nonetheless one that I wouldn’t mind trying again.
Bomber. Relatively new addition to the Georgia scene. It is starting to look like San Diego every time I walk into the beer store now. Not too bad. This is definitely spice with the cayenne pepper dominating most everything. Not a bad thing, just why’d you add all that curry and everything else in there. I take that back. You get some curry and more coconut in the aroma. The stout gives this is a nice base beer to bounce off all these spices. A one time thing for me on this one but it is an interesting drink. 50belair (3617) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a white head. Smells like Tai curry. Earthy roasted malts, nuts, and spices. Wild and wacky... nihtila (3596) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle at Comely Bankers III. Well, this is an interesting beer. Pours murky brown. Nose is the most delicious curry - the curry with coriander, chili etc spices, then lime, coconut, it is quite stunning. Taste has the same components, curry, all the chili and pepper, then come the coconut and lime again, and then kick of the chili. I don’t know what to think of this one - it is not a beer Iwould like to sip on Sat evening but still it is good and absolutely well made. Definitely worth tasting. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2014
Tap at Young & Jackson’s. Probably one of the weirdest stouts I have ever had but i absolutely loved this. Smells exactly like a curry, all the right elements are there - coconut, lime, spice, coriander, meatiness, cumin. Crazy good. I drank a pint of this, so that means it must be tasty